Existence of a well-developed textile finishing industry in Turkey makes possible production and marketing of highly value added, fashionable and quality products. Cotton textile products such as cotton, fiber, yarn and woven fabrics constitute about 24% of total textile exports.

In recent years the relationship between the Turkish textile industry and its UK customers started to go from strength to strength. As a result, it is not surprising to see Made in Turkey labels on products of the leading high street retail brands, such as M&S, Debenhams, Next, Arcadia, Miss Selfridge, House of Fraser, John Lewis and Tesco.

Turkish Textile Facts & Figures


Raw Materials

Richness in basic raw materials (ranked seventh in the world with the annual cotton production and production of synthetic and artificial fibers in substantial amounts)​

Free Trade

Customs Union agreement with the European Union and free trade agreements with many other countries.


Giving importance to quality, environment and human health, sensitivity on working conditions of workers.​


Geographical proximity to main markets, especially European markets.​

Short Lead Times

Short logistics period due to geographical proximity.

Qualified Labor​

Qualified and well-educated labor force.​


Well-developed textile finishing industry.​


Liberal trade policies.